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Old 02-20-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Scientologist (see irrational).
Man, it really irks me when people put Scientology down, or Mormonism
for that matter. I'm no big fan of either, but when people laugh at the
stuff they believe like they're some kind of lunatics, I'm like "give me a
break". I think all religions are equally ludicrous (except maybe the
nature-based ones of the Native Americans and what not).

They all basically say "I have this imaginary friend and he is a REALLY
cool dude". And many of the practitioners ALSO say "my imaginary
friend can kick your imaginary friend's ASS, so f*ck you, and by the
way, my imaginary friend wants me to [insert outrage here: fly
airplanes into skyscrapers, kill abortion doctors, etc], and I'm gonna
do it so I'll be one of his favorites". I believe this delusion is one of
the main reasons that Iraq is such a fun-filled place today.

Sorry, I mean no offense to the religious persons here, many of whom
I'm sure are very fine people and do many very fine acts in the name of
their religion ... BUT, please, don't be laughing at other religions.
(I believe the expression is goes something like "he who lives in a
glass house ...")


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Old 02-20-2007, 09:22 PM   #2
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... BUT, please, don't be laughing at other religions.
(I believe the expression is goes something like "he who lives in a
glass house ...")
And in the same post, YOU put down and laugh at other religions.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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That means he's not prejudiced. He feels everyone is equally silly.
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. . . He feels everyone is equally silly.
This sounds like real wisdom to me. I would be willing to start a religion with this teaching at the foundation of it's belief system. Our supreme deity will be Bozo the clown.
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This sounds like real wisdom to me. I would be willing to start a religion with this teaching at the foundation of it's belief system. Our supreme deity will be Bozo the clown.
So, has this thread "graduated" to 'Other Topics' yet ?!?

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:05 AM   #6
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It appears that there is not only a religion based on Bozo, with at least one follower...but a full on holy war.

From the Flying Spaghetti Monster web site discussions:

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Penne: I live far away in a scary clown amusement park filled with evil clowns and Bozo is our king.
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Originally Posted by Penne Nov 23rd, 2006 at 3:56 pm

-"far away in a scary clown amusement park filled with evil clowns and Bozo is our king.-Bozo!"

Blast! I thought Id vanquished him at the end of The Great Silly String Encrusted Thong Wars. No matter,I shall prevail and put an end to you and your floppy-footed overlord once and for all. Victory shall be mine!!!.is this where Im supposed to say something like take care and god bless? "
It actually goes on for quite some time after that...
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It appears that there is not only a religion based on Bozo, with at least one follower...but a full on holy war.\

"I , for one, welcome our new floppy-shoed overlords."

[with apologies to Kent Brockman]
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since this is an ER forum, perhaps a more appropriate form of worship would be the Church of the Subgenius (except for some of you, who would have a personal crisis at the notion that they might be less than genius--we all know who you are )

http://www.subgenius.com/slaq.htm#manifesto

elevating 'slack' to a cosmic principle is, somehow, appropriate, at least for me at this point in time

REPENT!! QUIT YOUR J*B!!! SLACK OFF!!!
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It appears that there is not only a religion based on Bozo, with at least one follower...but a full on holy war.
Darn. I was hoping to be the first so that I could claim the position of High Priest.
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:09 PM   #11
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Rusty Shacleford said: "Sorry, I mean no offense to the religious persons here, many of whom
I'm sure are very fine people and do many very fine acts in the name of
their religion ... BUT, please, don't be laughing at other religions.
(I believe the expression is goes something like "he who lives in a
glass house ...")"

Great post. It seems that there are two tides in the world. Economic (globalism, mega corps, workers including those who thought they were "professionals" caught in the meat grinder) and clash of religions. Unfortunately, we have a regime in power right now which is using the latter to fuel the former.

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since this is an ER forum, perhaps a more appropriate form of worship would be the Church of the Subgenius
Bless you!
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:25 PM   #13
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Man, it really irks me when people put Scientology down, or Mormonism
for that matter. I'm no big fan of either, but when people laugh at the
stuff they believe like they're some kind of lunatics, I'm like "give me a
break". I think all religions are equally ludicrous (except maybe the
nature-based ones of the Native Americans and what not).
Rusty,

Just because a group of people are crazy, does not make everyone the same degree of crazy. I am going to assume that you are not familiar with Scientology. Even if you believe all religions are wrong (incorrect), comparing Scientology to any mainstream religion is like saying speeding and serial killers are both criminals and it is unfair to say one is worse then the other.
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Just because a group of people are crazy, does not make everyone the same degree of crazy. I am going to assume that you are not familiar with Scientology. Even if you believe all religions are wrong (incorrect), comparing Scientology to any mainstream religion is like saying speeding and serial killers are both criminals and it is unfair to say one is worse then the other.
I agree that Scientology is pretty far out, but what about people who think the enlightened few are going to literally float up into heaven any day now. Then the AntiChrist will rule on earth - big battles, etc. And these same people continually remind the rest of us that there is some evil hearted deity up there who is going to cast us into eternal torture unless we prostrate ourselves before it. In fact, they terrorize little children with graphical theater depicting just such an end. How is that any less whacky than advanced Thetans teleporting to a moon of Saturn or whatever L. Ron Hubble dreamed up?
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Darn. I was hoping to be the first so that I could claim the position of High Priest.
Its fully on. In fact, they have their own version of "christmas sweaters"

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Bless you!
I am in awe!!!

I knew you were the one the first time I read the article "flying saucers are sleeping with your wife."
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I favor the Flying Sphagetti Monster. Any religion with pirate outfits has to be true.
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I favor the Flying Sphagetti Monster. Any religion with pirate outfits has to be true.
I, too, have been touched by His Noodly Appendage.
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Beats some religions where you get touched by the priests noodly appendage.
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I agree that Scientology is pretty far out, but what about people who think the enlightened few are going to literally float up into heaven any day now. Then the AntiChrist will rule on earth - big battles, etc. And these same people continually remind the rest of us that there is some evil hearted deity up there who is going to cast us into eternal torture unless we prostrate ourselves before it. In fact, they terrorize little children with graphical theater depicting just such an end. How is that any less whacky than advanced Thetans teleporting to a moon of Saturn or whatever L. Ron Hubble dreamed up?
Yeah, OK, you do have a point here.

BTW, have you ever seen the Hank is going to kick your a$$ essay? Pretty funny.
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